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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE.    Read More

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The Italian Piper's Association Spring School 2018

The Italian Piper's Association are hosting another school in Calambrone near Pisa in Tuscany. The spring school will take place from the 26th - 29th April 2018. Teachers include our very own Roddy MacLeod and Wilson Brown, who will teach alongside Alberto Massi, for an excellent 4 days of teaching. 

Full details of costs for the school have now been updated, with prices starting from €330 for all tuition, accommodation and full board.

At the school there will be the opportunity to sit PDQB examinations

The school will be held at the hotel Il Cenacolo, and for friends or family of pipers, there is a beach, just on the other side of the hotel! 

So take advantage of this fantastic school, in a beautiful location with the best teachers for a great price by booking your place now. 

Find out more about this great school in Tuscany HERE

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Overseas Schools

Virginia Piping School

Virginia Piping School

Join a stellar line-up of teachers in 2017 as The National Piping Centre returns to Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA for its annual Summer school. With piping tuition some of the world's best instructors, this will be a school not to be missed!

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California Summer School of Piping

College of Piping California Summer School of Piping

Head to San Diego this Summer for a fantastic week of Tuition in an amazing beach side location with some top class tutors from 15th - 22nd June 2018.

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Bruggen Winter School - Germany

Bruggen Winter School - Germany

The Pipers Corner, Bruggen, is proud to present the Original Winter School in Bruggen, Germany. Join tutors from The National Piping Centre, and other top instructors for a week long school which includes lessons, concerts, recitals and more.

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Italian Piper's Association Spring School

Italian Piper's Association Spring School

Join a line up of great teachers from The National Piping Centre and from the Italian Piper's Association with this school set in the historic and beautiful region of Tuscany

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Seasonal Schools

Young Stars

Young Stars

If you are a piping student, under the age of 16, you could be a Young Star! This 4 day course has been specially developed for young pipers, with games, lessons, practical workshops, practice time and more. You will meet other young pipers and learn new music in our fantastic school.

With courses in Spring, Summer and Autumn, there will be a school to suit you.

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NPC Adult Gatherings

NPC Adult Gatherings

Join our Adult Gatherings this year, for a fantastic social learning experience. As well as themed workshops, practice time and small group lessons there will social events planned for you to relax, enjoy the music and discuss your playing with other players, meaning you can improve your playing through this shared learning experience.

With courses in Spring, Summer and Autumn, there will be a school to suit you.

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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE

Read More

HRH The Prince Charles,
Duke of Rothesay, Patron

with Founders, Sir Brian and Lady Ivory and the Lord Provost Bob Winter on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of The National Piping Centre.

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